Texans S Ed Reed Doubtful For Monday Night Game Against Chargers

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans safety Ed Reed (20) talks with cornerback A.J. Bouye (34) before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Dolphins 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans S Ed Reed is doubtful for Monday Night’s game. That is good. We don’t need a ball hawk on the field for Philip Rivers first real game with the new coaching staff and the new look offense. We can give him a little time to settle in.

Even with Ed Reed on the sideline, the Houston Texans have a lot of players on the defensive side of the football that can disrupt the passing game. Just knowing that J.J. Watt is on the field at the same time as Philip Rivers scares the crap out of me.

At least there is one defensive stud that will not be on the field though. I can get a little relief out of that.